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closes October 20th at 5pm. 
On-site registration will be available starting on Friday, October 23 at 12:00pm in the lobby of the Humanities Building.

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Live Local Keynote [clear filter]
Thursday, October 22
 

6:00pm

Jon Young- Bird Language: Revealing the Secrets of Nature
Ever wonder what our feathered friends are squawking about? Jon reveals how to easily decode their messages and tunes our ears, eyes and minds into the nearly lost art of understanding inter-species communication. Come find out why this is an essential survival skill and a powerful nature connection routine. Many report that training themselves in this ancient discipline gives them an edge in their modern lives, including their perception of complex human interactions, heightened creativity and understanding of entire ecological systems. This is a must-go event for educators, community leaders, conservationists and anyone who wants to go outside, have fun and connect with nature in your own backyard. Free and Open to the Public; Co-Sponsored by CU Environmental Center, Thorne Nature Experience and Feet on the Earth in conjunction with Front Range Bioneers.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Young

Jon Young

Author and Renowned Biologist
Jon Young is the author of What the Robin Knows–How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, The Kamana Naturalist Training Program, Animal Tracking Basics and Coyote’s Guide To Connecting with Nature. As founder of the 8 Shields Institute, Nature Connection Mentoring Foundation... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Friday, October 23
 

3:30pm

Resilience from the Inside Out
The natural world is alive within and without. During this moving opening, we will connect with the vast natural beauty and intelligence alive in all of us and honor our diversity and interdependence.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels

Surfing The Creative® International
Melissa Michaels, Ed.D., creates movement based cross-cultural community journeys focusing on the potential that is available at all of life's major thresholds. As the founder and director of Surfing The Creative® International, Melissa developed the first contemporary youth leadership... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

6:00pm

Stories from the Front Lines of the Local Food Revolution
In this panel, presented by Local Food Shift Magazine, learn about some of the dimensions, dynamics and trends of the local food revolution in Colorado through the eyes of some of those who are right at its front lines. Discover the larger story of the awakening of our regional foodshed, and the stories of centers of aliveness emerging within it. While reversing the downward spiral of ecological destruction, economic decline and fossil fuel depletion, the process of food localization has the power to bring healing and wholeness to people and communities and regeneration to the land and its living systems. This requires a revolution, a great turning over, and it has already begun. Presenters include: Blake Angelo, City of Denver, “Building a Metropolitan Local Food System”; Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, “The Role of Restaurants in Food Localization”; Nelson Harvey, independent journalist, “Revisioning Food Sovereignty”; Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers, “Reclaiming Democracy with Local Food”; Nanna Meyer, PhD, CU Colorado Springs, “Local Food at Home”; Michael Brownlee, Local Food Shift Magazine (moderator).

Speakers
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Blake Angelo

City of Denver
Blake Angelo, City of Denver, is a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems and economic development. His work with local food and agriculture enterprises has included: conducting market analyses and strategic marketing... Read More →
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Daniel Asher

Local Food Shift Magazine
Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, is Culinary Director for Edible Beats, a Denver restaurant group (Root Down, Linger, Root Down DIA, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox) that breathes excellence, bleeds ethics and embodies sustainability. A certified raw-foods chef with humble beginnings peeling... Read More →
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Michael Brownlee

Co-Publisher/Editor, Local Food Shift
A leader in food localization efforts since 2006, Michael Brownlee is the author of “The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times” (North Atlantic Books, Fall 2016), a manifesto for localizing the nation’s food supply and a strategic guide for... Read More →
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Nelson Harvey

Independent Journalist
Nelson Harvey is a freelance reporter and editor covering agriculture, water, and other environmental issues from his base in Denver. He also moonlights as a private investigator. He was formerly the editor of edible ASPEN Magazine and a daily newspaper reporter in western Colorado... Read More →
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Alan Lewis

Food and Agriculture Advacacy, Natural Grocers
Alan Lewis directs government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a large retail health food chain. A Colorado native, he also oversees organic certification and compliance, and supports the development of small local food makers. Alan is active in several... Read More →
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Nanna L. Meyer

University of Colorado
Nanna L. Meyer is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Colorado (UCCS). Nanna founded the UCCS Sport Nutrition Graduate Program. Nanna has been in Olympic sport nutrition since 1996 and contributes to sport nutrition research in winter sports and athletes at... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Saturday, October 24
 

11:00am

Weaving Community and Food Justice
Learn about Beverly’s full circle approach to food access, affordability, and education. In its fifth year, Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace hosts weekly pop-up markets in Denver food deserts. Her inspiring work synergizes and connects community through food literacy, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Beverly Grant

Beverly Grant

Mo' Betta Green
Beverly Grant is a proud Denver native and has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She is dedicated to shaping food policy and broadening not only food access, but also food and nutrition literacy. Beverly founded the urban farmer’s market, Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

6:30pm

Live Scribe
A Scribe is a highly skilled documentarian. Molina Speaks brings the old school into the new as a Live Poetic Scribe. This process weaves together focused listening and interpretation skills, cultural and artistic discernment, and the inviting and abstract nature of poetic storytelling. Molina will observe, listen, analyze and return our musings back to us in poetic form.

Speakers
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Adrian Molina

Molina Speaks
Molina Speaks is an Artist of the people and for the people. Molina Speaks is a Writer, Poet, Producer, Performance Artist, and Recording Artist. He is a TedX fellow and has been an Artist In Residence with the National Hispanic Heritage Center, Think 360 Arts, Mizel Museum, Journey... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Sunday, October 25
 

10:50am

Creating Supportive Re-entry Ecologies for Criminalized Persons
Given that the United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people locked up, not enough attention has been given to the estimated 12 million people who cycle through the county jail systems each year. The War on Drugs era resulted in dramatic growth in incarceration for drug offenses. Currently, 1 in 3 Black men and 1 in 6 Latinos have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment, while the incarceration rate of Native Americans is 38 percent higher than the national average. These disproportionately impacted populations often cycle in and out of our communities with few opportunities for jail-based reentry services since most efforts focus on prisons. Lisa Calderon of Community Re-entry Project will explore opportunities to create supportive jail-to-community environments, examine the environments and relationships that promote mass incarceration, and share what is necessary to transform jail and community systems to create “safe, healthy, and facility-wide climates that prioritizes education, provides the conditions for learning, and encourages the necessary behavioral and social support services that address the individual needs” consistent with correctional educational guidelines promoted by the Department of Education.

Speakers
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Lisa Calderón

Community Re-Entry Project
Lisa M. Calderón is the Director of the Community Reentry Project in Denver where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful transition back into the community. She is an adjunct faculty member for CU Denver’s Ethnic Studies... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 10:50am - 11:15am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:15pm

Earth Guardians- Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth
RYSE is a high-energy, eye-opening multi-media presentation given in schools, community events, and conferences worldwide. It combines an eco hip-hop performance with an empowering message that youth can make positive changes in their communities and the world. This presentation educates youth about the state of the planet and inspires them to take positive, creative action to build the future they know is possible. Participants leave feeling inspired with a few simple ways that they can begin to engage in that journey.

Speakers
avatar for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit environmental organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth and atmosphere. At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at rallies and demonstrations, inspiring people... Read More →
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Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez

Earth Gardians
Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez, at twelve-years-old, is the Youth Performance Director of Earth Guardians, and has performed eco hip-hop at events across the world, spoken in front of the United Nations and given countless environmental presentations to schools across the United States... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:40pm

Front Range Bioneers Closing
A Scribe is a highly skilled documentarian. Molina Speaks brings the old school into the new as a Live Poetic Scribe. This process weaves together focused listening and interpretation skills, cultural and artistic discernment, and the inviting and abstract nature of poetic storytelling. Molina will observe, listen, analyze and return our musings back to us in poetic form.

Speakers
AM

Adrian Molina

Molina Speaks
Molina Speaks is an Artist of the people and for the people. Molina Speaks is a Writer, Poet, Producer, Performance Artist, and Recording Artist. He is a TedX fellow and has been an Artist In Residence with the National Hispanic Heritage Center, Think 360 Arts, Mizel Museum, Journey... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 5:40pm - 6:00pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309